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Okra Louisiana


  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat or oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or grated lemon rind
  • 1 pound fresh okra, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese


  1. Heat fat in medium skillet. Sauté onion and green bell pepper.
  2. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon juice; simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. In another skillet, heat oil. Dust okra with flour. Add to skillet and cook until heated, but not brown.
  4. Reduce heat. Pour sauce over okra. Add grated cheese; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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